Andy McNab is the pen name of Steven Billy Mitchell, a renowned English writer, who previously served as a Special Air Service Sergeant. Andy Mcnab came into prominence in the year 1993, when he wrote about the Special Air Service patrol Bravo Two Zero. Due to the fact that this book became a huge success, McNab was awarded a military medal while still serving in Northern Ireland for the Royal Green Jacket in the year 1979. Apart from Bravo Two Zero, Andy McNab has also penned down two other biographies and several works of fiction. Furthermore, he has also co-written a novel of psychopathy; where he claimed that he possess several psychopathic traits.
Order of Andy McNab Non-Fiction Books
|1||Bravo Two Zero||1991|
|4||Spoken From The Front||2009|
|5||Today Everything Changes||2013|
|6||The Good Psychopath's Guide to Success||2014|
Order of Andy McNab Standalone Novels
|1||The Grey Man (Short Story)||2006|
|2||Last Night Another Soldier (Short Story)||2010|
Order of Boy Soldier Series
Order of Drop Zone Series
Order of Liam Scott Series
Order of Nick Stone Series
Order of Tom Buckingham Series
Order of War Torn Series
Born in December, 1959, McNab was given up by his mother and was raised by an adoptive family in the London borough of Peckham. After failing to gain entry to the British Army as a pilot, McNab joined the Royal Green Jackets, an infantry division of the British Army. After completing several tours, McNab became a member of the SAS in 1984, on his second attempt.
After leaving the SAS in 1993, McNab turned his hand to writing, first releasing Bravo Two Zero, followed by Immediate Action. After those two biographical books, McNab chose to move into fiction, creating the character Nick Stone. The Nick Stone series accounts for the bulk of McNab’s work to date, with 17 books currently, starting with Remote Control. However, McNab has created several other characters, and does not only write for adults; his Dropzone and The New Recruit series are both intended for young adults. He also writes the Tom Buckingham series, which focuses on an active SAS officer, as opposed to the ex-SAS officer that is Nick Stone. The novels are not too much of a departure from McNab’s other work, as he writes about what he knows and has experience of.
Due to the nature of his work with the British special-forces, McNab tends to keep a low profile, and his rare appearances in the media tend to have his identity concealed for his own security. His work also has to be vetted by British intelligence so that no compromising details are leaked from any missions that McNab may have worked on.
At a tender age, Andy McNab was found abandoned on the steps of Southwark’s Guy Hospital inside a shopping bag. Andy McNab was adopted and brought up with an adoptive family. While in school, McNab did not perform well, thus he ended up dropping out. He worked at several odd jobs, and may of the times they were usually for relatives and friends. McNab was also involved in petty criminal activities. N the year 1976, McNab was arrested finally for burglary. Inspired by his brother who used to serve in the British Army, McNab was more than determined to serve in the army. While taking the trial test for an army pilot, McNab was not successful; thus he enlisted with Royal Green Jackets at a tender age of sixteen.
Once accepted he was posted for his basic training to Kent. After successfully completing the basic training, McNab was posted to the Winchester, Riffle depot. In the year 1979, he served at Gibraltar as his very first operational posting. From the year 1977 to the year 1978, McNab was posted to the region of South Armagh in Northern Ireland. In the year 1979, he returned to South Armagh, this time around as a newly promoted Lance Corporal. McNab created his pseudo name while penning down the book, Bravo Two Zero. He first appeared on television, while promoting his book and later on while acting as a special services expert.
Due to the exceedingly delicate nature of his work, while working for the SAS, McNab is expected to submit all his work to the ministry of defense for review first before being published. McNab is believed to be still wanted by some of the world’s notorious terrorist organizations.
Andy McNab Best Books
Remote Control: This is one of the best performing books by the author Peter McNab. In this book, we are introduced to a rogue special agent, who is on the lam in the suburban side of America, with the teenage daughter of a colleague who was murdered. This book may sound like one of the latest movies that feature Bruce Willis and the little girl from one of those Pepsi commercials. However, the author McNab a former SAS agent and a writer of two non-fiction books on this subject manages to balance the cuteness and clicks with huge doses of tradecraft that he borrowed from his seventeen years undercover experience. When one of the characters, Nick Stone, gives a description on how to maintain a fabricated address and also reveals all the secrets of tracing calls that are made from a public telephone, the details not only ring true but it also assists the reader to get a more ludicrous bump into the storyline.
Stone has been tracking 2 Irish terrorists from London all the way to Washington. He is suddenly ordered to get back home and is expected to take the next flight. His longtime friend, Kevin Brown who now works with the drug enforcement agency lives a few meters from where Nick was; thus Nick decides to give him a visit. Upon arriving, he finds that the house is a slaughterhouse, Kev, his spouse, and daughter had been killed. Prying information from a shocked child, Stone is able to link, the killers to the CIA, DEA and his very own organization. This, in turn, means that Stone and Kelly are currently on the run from everyone. As Nick trundles the energetic youngster from one dingy motel to another. She stuffs her with junk-food and also teaches her the fundamentals of espionage, he manages to come up with a picture of why Kevin and his entire family were brutally killed; a connection between the bombing scare in the city of Gibraltar in the year 1988, sophisticated intelligence agency skullduggery and the Colombian drug cartel.
Andy McNab F.A.Q.
Q: What is Andy McNab’s real name?
A: Andy McNab’s real name is Steven Mitchell.
Q: Was Andy McNab really in the British Army?
A: Yes, Andy McNab was in the British Army. He served in the Royal Green Jackets from 1976 until 1984, and then joined the Special Air Service where he remained until 1993.